In recent years, CBD has seen an explosion in popularity. It’s not hard to understand why: Countless individuals have found CBD to be an effective way to relax, improve the quality of their sleep, manage chronic pain, and beyond. What’s more, CBD is a healthy, holistic alternative to pharmaceuticals, making it an attractive option for those who wish to manage health concerns without the need for potentially hazardous medications or artificial substances.
Even beyond the basic, commonplace uses of CBD, there are a number of surprising, creative ways in which CBD users have enhanced their quality of life. In this post, we’d like to share just a few CBD applications that you may never have thought of.
How is CBD Typically Used?
First things first: What are some of the usual applications of CBD?
Keep in mind that research regarding CBD is still in its nascent stages, so a lot of the data available to us is limited in its scope. Based on anecdotal evidence, however, there are a few commonplace uses for CBD tinctures, roll-ons, and gummies:
- Dealing with stress and anxiety
- Managing the effects of chronic pain, including arthritis
- Curbing the discomfort associated with cancer treatments
- Addressing symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease
- Minimizing general inflammation within the body
What are Some Other Ways to Use CBD?
Beyond these more standard applications, here are a few other ways to use CBD products.
Stress Management for Dogs
CBD is often cited for its ability to alleviate symptoms of stress. If it works for people, it stands to reason that it can work for our four-legged friends, as well. Indeed, while there remains a paucity of scientific evidence, some veterinarians have expressed cautious optimism about CBD’s effectiveness to help pups who struggle during thunderstorms, firework shows, etc.
Naturally, you will want to talk with your vet before you use CBD with your dog.
It might surprise you to learn that many people use CBD to quit smoking.
Consider that the main, active compound in cigarettes is nicotine, which can interact with your endocannabinoid system. CBD is also known for the way it reacts with this system, which means it’s a natural substitute for smoking.
There is some early research to suggest that CBD can make a big difference among smokers who are hoping to quit. Also keep in mind that CBD can help reduce jitters, stress, and anxiety, all of which helps make life a little easier for individuals trying to kick their cigarette habit for good.
Relief for Foot Pain
Roll-on CBD products are often applied to alleviate the symptoms of pain, including muscle pain following an intense workout, or the achiness associated with arthritis.
But really, you could use topical CBD applications to manage pain from any number of sources, including plantar fasciitis and arthritis. For example, some high heel wearers have found CBD to be soothing following a long night on their feet. You might consider trying it the next time you suffer for fashion! Another example is people who are on their feet a lot, whether that be working or exercising, Topical CBD is great for reducing pain and its effects are immediate.
Improvement for Your Skin
There is a mounting body of evidence suggesting that CBD can mediate certain skin conditions, providing a clearer, more radiant complexion. This is especially true for CBD products that incorporate other vitamins and minerals, which help to rejuvenate the skin.
Consider using CBD if you suffer from conditions like eczema or acne. We have also had people report using topical CBD for bee stings and bug bites. (As always, though, we recommend consulting with your doctor before you use CBD to treat a recognized medical condition.)
Get Creative with CBD
While CBD leaves itself open to plenty of creative applications, it’s also important to put safety first. Our recommendations:
- Only buy CBD products that are grown & manufactured in the USA.
- Always buy from a trusted, reputable CBD provider.
- Start with a smaller dose and work your way up as needed.
- Talk with your doctor if you are currently taking other medications.
At Asé Pure Naturals, we’re proud to offer high-quality CBD products that promote holistic health and wellbeing. Take a little bit of time to explore our inventory of natural, holistic, vegan options, cruelty-free, non-GMO CBD products, all made in the USA. And if you have any questions about using CBD safely and effectively, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.